Monday, 14 May 2018

Workbench Progress - Space Wolves Inceptors

Hey there internet, If you have been reading this blog for the last 6 months you might know that I am in the middle of a full-on house renovation and that hobby space has been in very short supply. 

I am glad to say that I am finally back in my office/hobby space, sure it ain't pretty and I am surrounded by tools and my "desk" is a very temporary construction but I can now close the door and get on with things.

So without further ado lets take a look at the Inceptors.

When considering the the amount of firepower these guys can throw out it was a no-brainer that I needed to include some in my new Space Wolves army.

I went with a full squad of six so I had the option to combat squad them upon arrival into two squads of three.

I opted to have my Inceptors coming into land because I did not see those fragile plastic flight stands lasting as they must be glued on rather than being removable.

I constructed the legs, torso and head and then attached this partly built model to its base, I then built the Jump Pack and weapon equipped arms separately so they could be painted and then attached.

There is basically three builds in the box, one facing forwards with both weapons outstretched then one oriented left and another to the right.

The Jump Packs are a way more complex build than the traditional Assault Marine packs and in retrospect I wish I had cut off the tabs and make the Grav-fins and bit more dynamically positioned.

I may paint the right hand shoulder pad to match my Skyclaws as they are replacing them in the fast attack slot but I am sure people will cry heresy as the Inceptors are not Bloodclaws. 

I added the same knee pad details as with my previous Primaris models with runes and the distinct Pack Leader markings.

The old style/scale Space Marines remind me of a kid wearing its Dads armour,  I will be glad when all the older scale models have been phased out.

As cool as these models turned out looking and as powerful as they are on the table top I hated every minute that I spent painting them.  Don't get me wrong they are really nice sculpts and there was nothing wrong with the models them selves that made them a nightmare.  The problem was me, the Inceptors are big-ass models and not like anything I have ever painted previously.  The Jump Packs take almost as long to paint as I would spend on a normal small Space Marine, I did start to get a rhythm going after the first three were done but I never really started to enjoy the act of painting them.

But hell! they are done and I am super happy with how they turned out, and now I can move onto the Intercessors so I have some new troops.

Well thats all for now, if you want to take a look at my other Primaris units please follow the link below and as ever please check back soon and include any comments in the comments section down below and hopefully I will be back soon with another update.

Intercessor Pack Leaders

1 comment:

  1. They look good, and nice variation, the foot landing thing might be how I go forward now. Cheers.